[Openstack-operators] Reducing ext4/qcow2 snapshot size

Shake Chen shake.chen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 00:47:08 UTC 2012

I have the same problem.

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:47 AM, Samuel Winchenbach <swinchen at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I launched a large (100 GB) VM and made the changes I wanted
> (installed software, created users, etc...)  and made a snapshot.
> Now I would like to launch VMs from that snapshot with a smaller disk
> size, but no mater what flavor I select it always creates a 100GB
> image.
> Is there a way to reduce the ext4 partition size inside the qcow2 disk
> image?   It might involve creating a new image file and cloning over
> the original image?  If so what tools do you use for the cloning?
> Thanks,
> Sam
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Shake Chen
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